Argentina's Other Dirty War: The Quiet Acceptance of Human Rights Abuses from Dictatorship to Democracy
By: David M.K. Sheinin (author)Hardback
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Under violent military dictatorship, Operation Condor and the Dirty War scarred Argentina from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, leaving behind a legacy of repression, state terror, and political murder. Even today, the now-democratic Argentine government attempts to repair the damage of these atrocities by making human rights a policy priority. But what about the "other "Dirty War, during which Argentine civilians--including indigenous populations and foreign powers ignored and even abetted the state s vicious crimes against humanity? In this groundbreaking new work, David Sheinin draws on previously classified Argentine government documents, human rights lawsuits, and archived propaganda to illustrate the military-constructed fantasy of bloodshed as a public defense of human rights.Exploring the reactions of civilians and the international community to the daily carnage, Sheinin unearths how compliance with the dictatorship perpetuated the violence that defined a nation. This new approach to the history of human rights in Argentina will change how we understand dictatorship, democracy, and state terror."
David M. K. Sheinin, " "professor of history at Trent University, is the author of five books, including "Argentina and the United States: An Alliance Contained."
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